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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

September 29, 2019 
Dear friends,
When Brave and I first came to the Diocese of Chicago, we were disappointed to learn that Cursillo in this Diocese has fallen into a state of decline.  So I was happy to read in the Diocesan e-News yesterday that there will be a Cursillo weekend taking place this coming April.  Cursillo (pronounced Cur-see-yoh) is one of the more vibrant renewal movements in the Episcopal Church that provides, over the course of a three-day weekend, an opportunity for lay leaders in the Church to grow their faith and to deepen their relationship with Jesus.  This is a lay led movement that encourages us all to make a friend, to be a friend, and to bring a friend to Christ as we live together in community.  A vibrant Cursillo community helps us to all be more faithful followers of Jesus and builds stronger churches.   As we move closer to April, I will be sharing more information about the Cursillo movement.  I know that there are a few Cursillistas (those who have already attended a Cursillo weekend) here at St. John’s, but I would like to know who you all are.  If you are a Cursillista, please send me an email and let me know.
De Colores,
Fr. Jeremy
Please Note: Sarra will be on vacation from October 1-6. Extra Special thanks to the lovely volunteers who will be covering the office while I am gone. Thanks to them, the office will still be open Monday-Thursday, 9-2. 
Dear Friends,

The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee in encouraging all laypeople and clergy in the Diocese to take a brief online survey. Survey results will help guide the committee as they write our diocesan profile, a detailed description of the Diocese of Chicago that helps those who may be discerning a call to be our next bishop learn more about our diocese and its people.

The survey should take about ten minutes to complete and all laypeople and clergy are encouraged to participate. The survey will be open through Sunday, October 13 and is divided into two parts. The first part asks about various aspects of the Diocese of Chicago and what characteristics are desired in the next bishop. These five questions are required. The second part includes questions that will help the committee learn a little bit about you. These answers are helpful in interpreting the results, and are optional. All answers are anonymous.

To begin the survey, click here.
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.  We will be collecting donations for one more week, so if you have not done so and would like to contribute, you still can.  You can place a check in the Sunday offering (be sure to indicate Hurricane Dorian Relief in the memo line) or you can give online by clicking here.  Please continue to keep our friends in the Bahamas in your prayers.
  Click the link above to go to the Online Giving page of our website and join us as we continue worshipping God through our generosity.  
Collect for September 29th

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Grab your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and yarn balls, y'all!

The Yarn Ministry will be meeting Monday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room. 
2019-2020 Adult Christian Formation
Would you like to know more about what we, as Episcopalians, believe, and how we are formed to be followers of Jesus?  Please join us on Sunday mornings beginning September 15 at 9:00am in the Resource Room as we spend a year walking through the Book of Common Prayer together and learning what shapes us.  This is a perfect class for anyone who would is considering being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church.  This year's Confirmation and Reception will be the last one with Bishop Lee!
Registration is not required, but you should purchase the book to fully participate in the class.  You can purchase Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices on 
The St. John's Choir will resume rehearsals in the Choir Room on Sunday, September 29th after the 10:00 a.m. service. If you are interested in participating this year, or if you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office via telephone or email. 
Serving this week:

8:00am Holy Eucharist
Lector: Kristy Petersen
LEM: Donna Blackburn
Usher: Jack Voigt

10:00am Holy Eucharist
Lectors: Bill Moser, Steven Russell
LEMs: Sue O'Brien, Debbi Huggett
Acolytes:  Abbey Sutherland, Rowan Moxley, Gale Michael, Ruby Moxley
Ushers: Sam & Theresa Otoo
Greeters: Candice Barerra, Martin Mears
Oblation Bearer: Mike Juskelis
Coffee Hour: Lois Rinkenberger, Joanne Fisher, Sarah Walter

Altar Guild: Captain: Lunn Ruschhaupt, Bev Keene, Marilyn Kromer, Nancy Mulcahy
Youth of St. John's!
The Youth Group will be meeting on Saturday October 26th for some Halloween Festivities. Local Deanery Youth have also been invited. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship, food, friends, and fun.

Note: The St. John's Youth Group normally meets on the third Saturday of the month. Please contact the parish office with any questions. 
Cottage Meeting Update
That's a wrap, folks. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to host as well as the Facilitators and Scribes. Your graciousness and diligence does not go unnoticed. Keep an eye out for further updates from the Long Range Planning Committee to see how your ideas will be put to use. 
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi we will be holding an outdoor Pet Blessing Service on Sunday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m. Pets of all varieties, along with their responsible owners, are welcome to come and receive blessings. 
Art in the Undercroft is happening this Sunday, September 29th from
2 - 4 p.m. Please join us for painting, laughter, and lots of fun! The cost is $40 per person and all materials will be provided. The proceeds go to the Rectory Renovation, Part 2. 
This project will be a very impressionistic still life with colorful flowers.
Have you ever wondered, "What if church was like a dinner party?"  

On Sunday evenings it is!  You're invited to join us as we worship much like the early Church did, gathering as a community around the table, sharing a meal that we all help to prepare. Come see how God's Holy Spirit is moving in our own time and community.

St. John's Table is held every Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Come join us and invite your friends.
With great pleasure and admiration, St. John's would like to recognize our very own Dr. Anne B. Edwards, Ph.D., CFLE on her esteemed accomplishment of winning the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award, which is awarded by The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) to members for excellence in mentoring junior colleagues or students. You can read the full article by clicking here. Please take the time to congratulate Dr. Edwards on this outstanding accomplishment. 
 This week's Birthdays & Anniversaries
September 28: Glynnis McManamy
September 30: Sue O'Brien
October 1: Stacy & Greg                                            Muehlbacher
October 3: Sarra Lind

Heavenly Father, from whom all blessings flow, please continue to bless those who are celebrating this week. May their year be filled with love, joy, peace, and all the rest of the fruits of Your spirit. 
The Daughters of the King is a women's prayer and service order in the Episcopal Church. St. John's chapter meets the first and third Saturdays of the month, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Our next meeting will be October 5, and we will continue our study, using the book Paths to Prayer: Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God by Patricia D. Brown. All women of the parish are welcome to join us for conversation, fellowship, and prayer. Questions? Contact Cyndie Knoll, Betsy Elliot, or any other Daughters member.
The newly formed Recovery & Healing Ministry meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m in the Guild Room.  All are welcome to join us, as we explore the addictive and co-dependent nature of Western society and seek to find recovery and healing that only comes through Spiritual transformation.  Currently we are studying Addiction and Grace by Gerald G. May, M.D.  You can purchase the book through your local bookseller or by clicking on the image above to purchase it through Amazon. 
The Men of St. Barnabas will be gathering at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30th for their 2019-2020 Kick Off Meeting. Contact Rob McManamy with any questions. The meeting will be held at at:
Wiley's Grill 
800 Kedzie Ave, Homewood, IL 60430
Lobsterfest is back! Be sure to get your orders in by October 15 for pickup on October 19. Order forms can be found here at St. John's in the Narthex, the Undercroft, and in the entryway near the parish office. Or you can contact Rob McManamy
This Week's Lessons

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31

Go to to read this week's lessons.
SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) 
Care and Share Project 2019

SWIFT will be collecting toiletry items for the Rich Township Pantry between now and October 20th. If you are able to contribute, there is a collection box in the narthex or donations may be dropped off at the Parish Office.

Every single donation is needed and appreciated!
To help aid the collection process, an informational board has been placed in the undercroft. Each Post-it on the board has one item listed on it and the idea is that when someone takes a post-it, they have committed to donating the item that's listed. This system helps us create complete care packages instead of having an abundance of the same item. 

Sorting and packing of donations will take place here at St. John's on Sunday, October 20th from 2-5pm.Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Any questions may be directed to
Bryan Burke 
St. John's by the Numbers

Attendance Last Sunday:81
Last Week's Offering: $4,047.06
We need an average of $4,294.93 each week to maintain our budget.
Our income year-to-date is
$148,255.30 which is $14,952.04 (9%) BELOW our budgeted need.
Coming Up This Week:

Saturday, September 28
5:00 p.m. Recovery Mass

Sunday, September 29
8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite I  

9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Formation: Walk in Love (Resource Room)
9:00 a.m. Church School (Education Wing)

10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II 
2:00-4:00 p.m. Art in the Undercroft 
5:00 p.m. St. John's Table

Monday, September 30
6:00 p.m. Men of St. Barnabas Kick-off Gathering (Wiley's Grill)

Wednesday, October 2
9:00 a.m Holy Eucharist w/Healing
10:00 a.m. Bible Study (Resource Room)
7:00 p.m. Healing & Recovery (Guild Room)
8:00 p.m. A.A. (Undercroft)

Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. Daughters of the King

Sunday, October 6
8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite I 
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Formation: Walk in Love (Resource Room)
9:00 a.m. Church School (Education Wing)

10:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist, Rite II  
2:00-4:00 p.m. Art in the Undercroft
5:00 p.m. St. John's Table & Pet Blessing Service
Other Announcements

Pastoral Care & Hospital Visits
One of the most important aspects of ministry is visiting with those who are ill.  If you or a family member or friend are hospitalized, please be sure to contact the Parish Office at (708) 798-4150 as soon as possible to let us know.  It used to be that hospitals would notify clergy of parishioners who have been admitted.  With HIPPA laws as they now are, hospitals are NOT allowed to contact us anymore.  If you are in the hospital, or are in need of pastoral care, Fr. Jeremy wants to visit you, but he cannot do so if no one tells him that you are in the hospital. Please make this a part of your family's emergency plan, to have someone contact the church.  Thank you for your assistance. 
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2640 Park Drive
Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
(708) 798-4150

The Rev. Jeremy C. Froyen, CFC
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